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Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Reviews New Album, Previews Release Show

October 01, 2020

Originally scheduled for April 4, 2020 but postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, the album release show for Chip & The Charge Ups' Lightning in Our Veins was rescheduled for October 3, 2020.  The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reviewed the album and previews the show in this piece.

Tribune-Review Interviews Chip & Maleena Ahead of Release Show

September 29, 2020

Now that Chip & The Charge Ups' album release show for Lightning in Our Veins is finally happening exactly six months from the date it was originally scheduled, the Tribune-Review caught up with Chip & Maleena to discuss the album, the release show delay caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and more!

Chip's Tonight Show "Appearance" Discussed with Beaver County Times

September 27, 2020

The Beaver County Times covered Chip's recent "appearance" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.  Chip was interviewed for the piece and discusses how Chip & The Charge Ups may be able to leverage the appearance for career growth.

Chip "Appears" on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon

September 15, 2020

In preparation for COVID-era Halloween, Jimmy Fallon did a hilarious skit on The Tonight Show.  In the skit, Fallon played "the second bass player for the gothabilly band, The Bone Goblins."  At that point, a photo of the band was shown.  It just so happened that the photo was of Chip's previous band and Fallon's face was photoshopped over one of the member's faces!  You can watch the clip to see for yourself!

Chip & The Charge Ups Appears and Performs on HughShows

May 14, 2020

Deep into the COVID-19 lockdown, HughShows hosted an episode of its iconic show with Chip & The Charge Ups doing a virtual interview and performance.  Hear Chip & Maleena discuss music life during the lockdown and watch them perform three songs from their home studio.

Chip & The Charge Ups Interviewed by Vinyl Lollipops!

April 24, 2020

Maleena was recently interviewed by Vinyl Lollipops.  Read this great interview to learn the ultimate direction for the band, our music-making process and what fans should expect to experience at a show!

Chip & The Charge Ups Named Week's "Featured Artist" on UK's Smile Radio

April 17, 2020

Chip & The Charge Ups were named the week's Featured Artist by Smile Radio in the United Kingdom.  As part of this honor, Smile Radio played five songs from Lightning in Our Veins during its April 17, 2020 drive time show.  The show is archived online for on-demand listening.

UK's Ballroom Blitz Radio Show says Charge Ups "have a promising future ahead"

April 13, 2020

The Ballroom Blitz Radio Show, broadcast on 105.7FM in Ipswitch, UK, named Chip & The Charge Ups their "Band of the Day" on April 13, 2020.  In a review of the band on its facebook page, Ballroom Blitz referred to the songs on Lightning in Our Veins as "infectious power-pop and pop-punk tunes."  The post also said that the new album "is well worth investigating by fans of Green Day, Ramones and Weezer (to name but three)" and declared that the Charge Ups "have a promising future ahead."

Chip & The Charge Ups Played Between P.O.D. and Sevendust on New Transcendence Radio!

April 01, 2020

A new Chip & The Charge Ups song was played on New Transcendence Radio between P.O.D. and Sevendust.  The episode also featured an interview with Tuk Smith.

Pittsburgh Current says "it’s hard not to be swept up in the raw excitement that radiates from" Lightning in Our Veins

March 31, 2020

The Pittsburgh Current reviewed Lightning in Our Veins and - as is usually the case with the work of world-class music editor, Margaret Welsh - there were plenty of interesting journalistic gems in the article.  Welsh writes that Lightning in Our Veins "is a high-energy celebration of what it means to really, really love music" and that "it’s hard not to be swept up in the raw excitement that radiates from this record."

Radio Crystal Blue says The Charge Ups "are beginning to turn some heads"

March 31, 2020

Radio Crystal Blue gave some pre-release airplay to a new Chip & The Charge Ups song, "Feel Electricity."  Host Dan Herman said that the band is "beginning to turn some heads with their third album."

Australia's Interviews Chip & The Charge Ups

March 31, 2020, based in Australia, interviewed Chip & The Charge Ups.  The topics discussed included how it felt to be voted Pittsburgh's "Best Alternative Band" and "Best Punk Band, dream attendees of a Charge Ups concert, and what's next for the band.

Metal Temple calls Lightning in Our Veins "tasty for metal and punk fans"

March 24, 2020

Metal Temple's review of Lightning in Our Veins had several interesting viewpoints on the album.  The publication said that Chip & The Charge Ups have "created something really cool for the fans" and declared the music on the album "tasty for metal and punk fans."

Skope Magazine Calls "The Tide is High" an "ultra-fun music video for this imaginative remake"

March 22, 2020

Skope Magazine reviewed Chip & The Charge Ups' video for "The Tide is High," calling it an "ultra-fun music video for this imaginative remake."

Bored In Pittsburgh calls Chip & The Charge Ups "just what the doctor ordered"

March 21, 2020

Bored In Pittsburgh reviewed Chip & The Charge Ups' new video for "The Tide Is High" and gave it effusive praise.  The article says in "unusual and anxiety-provoking times like these, an unabashedly catchy blast of 80’s-inspired pop-punk is just what the doctor ordered."

EMSU Media says Lightning in Our Veins "is going to be one of the best records...this year"

March 21, 2020

EMSU Media previewed the forthcoming Chip & The Charge Ups album, Lightning in Our Veins.  The publication wrote that the album "is going to be one of the best records the Pittsburgh music scene will see this year!"

412nes says Charge Ups "help you get through anything you are going through!"

March 19, 2020

412nes announced the premiere of Chip & The Charge Ups' video for "The Tide is High."  412nes' CEO, Trish Smith, wrote "Watching and or listening to Chip & The Charge Ups is a sure-fire way to lighten your mood, bring a smile to your face, and help you get through anything you are going through!"

Beaver County Times Quotes Chip About Entertaining Fans During Coronavirus Lockdown

March 18, 2020

With the quickly-spreading coronavirus causing officials to order citizens to stay at home, musicians are increasingly using the web and social media to entertain fans.  The Beaver County Times caught up with Chip for his thoughts and what the Charge Ups are doing to entertain their fan base.

"What a great song this is!": UK's Punky Radio Raves About New Charge Ups' Song

March 03, 2020

Punky Radio in the UK gave some airplay to "This Bomb Ain't Gonna Light Itself."  In introducing the song, the on-air crew raved, "What a great song this is!"

Chip Interviewed on Steel Plaza Podcast

February 25, 2020

Chip was recently interviewed on the Steel Plaza Podcast.  He discussed his thoughts on all-ages shows, album release parties and what people want out of their music scenes

Oasis Entertainment Calls Lightning in Our Veins a "Great Album"

February 23, 2020

Despite not being released for over a month, Oasis Entertainment jumped right on the opportunity to publish a review of the new Chip & The Charge Ups album, Lightning in Our Veins.  The writer called it a "great album" and wrote "I was impressed with the performance on this album as well as the songwriting and recording."  

First Angel Media Features "Shine Again" in A Look at the Lyrics

January 05, 2020

First Angel Media's "A Look at the Lyrics" feature allows an artist to share the insider details behind the words of a song.  In the latest installment, Chip describes the heart-wrenching - yet inspiring - story that culminated in the band's ballad, "Shine Again."

Beaver County Times Recognizes "Black and Gold Christmas" in Entertainment Year in Review

December 29, 2019

Proving that the "Black and Gold Christmas" was a major phenomenon likely to endure in future years, the Beaver County Times recognized the song as one of the year's top stories in its Entertainment Year in Review.  Scott Tady wrote "Chip + The Charge-Ups earned a lot of press — and a spot in the WPXI-TV-aired Christmas parade —for their original holiday song 'Black and Gold Christmas.'”

Pittsburgh Today Live Calls "Black and Gold Christmas" "Great Music To Celebrate The Season"

December 25, 2019

Iconic TV program, Pittsburgh Today Live, broadcast the "Black and Gold Christmas" video as part of its special Christmas Day broadcast.  In the lead up to the video, host David Highfield referred to it as "great music to celebrate the season."

"Flow of the Current, Part II (-)" Named One of Top 10 EP's of 2019 by Steve O's Music Madness

December 22, 2019

Long-running Spreaker radio show, Steve O's Music Madness, named "Flow of the Current, Part II (-)" one of the Top 10 EP's of 2019.  The show featured a broadcast of "Friday Night Rocks" from that album.

Chip & DJ Appear on Ya Jagoff Podcast

December 17, 2019

Ya Jagoff invited Chip & DJ onto their popular podcast to discuss the phenomenon of "Black and Gold Christmas."  Also appearing is Pittsburgh Pirates TV broadcaster, Greg Brown.

Pittsburgh City Paper says city "gets its own holiday earworm with 'Black and Gold Christmas'"

December 07, 2019

Pittsburgh City Paper editor Lisa Cunningham raved about "Black and Gold Christmas" in her article, "Pittsburgh Gets Its Own Holiday Earworm WIth 'Black and Gold Christmas.'"  "With Christmas songs returning to set lists and local airwaves...there's bound for some to get stuck in your head," she writes.  "Here in Pittsburgh, though, there's a new holiday song that's an instant earworm, whether you like it or not. Take my warning seriously for I too am a victim."

Pittsburgh Magazine says that "The Steel City has a new holiday anthem" in "Black and Gold Christmas"

December 04, 2019

Pittsburgh Magazine covered the phenomenon that is "Black and Gold Christmas" with a full-page article with color photo in its print edition.  In the article, the venerable publication declared "The Steel City has a new holiday anthem."

94.5FM 3WS Adds "Black and Gold Christmas" to Rotation

December 04, 2019

94.5FM 3WS, an iHeartRadio station and one of the few Pittsburgh radio stations that plays only Christmas music during the holiday season, added "Black and Gold Christmas" to its rotation.  The song was first played on December 4, 2019 at 1:54pm by legendary on-air personality Sheri Van Dyke.

WPXI calls "Black and Gold Christmas" "the perfect tune to kick off the holidays in the 'burgh"

November 30, 2019

Riding the wave of the "Black and Gold Christmas" phenomenon, Chip & The Charge Ups were asked by Pittsburgh's NBC affiliate, WPXI, to perform the song in the televised 2019 WPXI Holiday Parade.  Preceding the performance, WPXI called the song "the perfect tune to kick off the holidays in the 'burgh" and said that the song "not only captured the Christmas spirit, but everything we know and love about Pittsburgh!"

EMSU Media says Chip & The Charge Ups are "doing amazing work in Pittsburgh"

November 29, 2019

EMSU Media recently dedicated a podcast to "Black and Gold Christmas."  Guests on the podcasts included Chip as well as the Vice President of Marketing from the band's charity partner, the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.  They discussed the song, the video (including the story behind capturing a shot of the Sinkhole Bus), and how the band is leveraging the song's popularity to raise money to provide meals to people in need.  Host Emmy said that "Black and Gold Christmas" is "perfect for the holiday season."  She also touted how Chip & The Charge Ups are "doing amazing work in Pittsburgh" through the song, video and the charity partnership.

First Angel Media Spotlights "Black and Gold Christmas" in Lyrics Feature

November 29, 2019

First Angel Media has a popular feature called "A Look At The Lyrics."  They recently featured the lyrics of "Black and Gold Christmas."

Iron City Rocks says "'Black and Gold Christmas'...hooked me in immediately" calls video "fantastic"

November 26, 2019

Iron City Rocks recently interviewed Chip as well as Chip & The Charge Ups' charity partner, the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.  The duo discussed the making of "Black and Gold Christmas" and how the band is utilizing the song's popularity to help those in need.

In the lead up to the interview, host John said "'Black and Gold Christmas,' I have to admit, hooked me in immediate.  It's a fantastic video!"  He went on to say "Chip has always been at the forefront of Pittsburgh music:  One of the hardest working guys and a real genius at promoting his bands."

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette calls "Black and Gold Christmas" a "yinzer anthem...with a fun-loving video"

November 26, 2019

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette previewed Chip & The Charge Ups' performance at the 2019 WPXI Holiday Parade.  In the article, the Post-Gazette called "Black and Gold Christmas" a "yinzer anthem...with a fun-loving video."

Allegheny West Magazine calls "Black and Gold Christmas" a "special rockin' holiday tribute to Pittsburgh"

November 19, 2019

Allegheny West magazine featured a story about "Black and Gold Christmas" in the Holiday Guide section of its November/December edition.  It referred to "Black and Gold Christmas" as a "special rockin' holiday tribute to Pittsburgh" and discussed how Chip & The Charge Ups is leveraging the song to raise money for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

Build The Scene foresees "Black and Gold Christmas" being "adopted into Pittsburgh culture"

November 16, 2019

Chip and Maleena were recently interviewed by the Build The Scene podcast about the phenomenon that "Black and Gold Christmas" is becoming.  They were also joined by Brian Gulish, VP of Marketing for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, who talked about how the band is using "Black and Gold Christmas" to help feed the hungry.  In his write-up of the episode, host Bill Domiano wrote that “'Black and Gold Christmas' serves as a fun track that I can see being adopted into Pittsburgh culture with its powerful performances and excellent songwriting."

Chip & The Charge Ups Talk "Black and Gold Christmas" on TribLive's The Food Podcast

November 14, 2019

Because Chip & The Charge Ups is donating 100% of profits from "Black and Gold Christmas" t-shirts to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, Chip was invited to be a guest on TribLive's The Food Podcast.  During this interview, Chip shares how the band came up with the idea for creating "Black and Gold Christmas" and why it chose the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank as its charitable partner.

Bored In Pittsburgh calls "Black and Gold Christmas" a "deliriously catchy...romp"

November 13, 2019

Bored In Pittsburgh recently gave a stellar review to "Black and Gold Christmas."  It called the song "a deliriously catchy, Bowling For Soup-esque romp."  Additionally, it described the video as "a seasonal celebration of all things Pittsburgh that has since been making the rounds on the Yinzernet."

412nes calls "Black and Gold Christmas" an "awesome jam for the holiday season"

November 11, 2019

Lil Bat sat down with Chip on the latest episode of 412nes (pronounced "four-one-tunes") to discuss how "Black and Gold Christmas" came together.  Also on the episode was Ryan from the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank, who discussed how the "Black and Gold Christmas" project is being leveraged to raise money for the Food Bank. 

97.7FM The Rock Station calls "Black and Gold Christmas" a "song for Yinzer’s across the country to take hold of and show their pride"

November 03, 2019

Western Pennsylvania's 97.7FM The Rock Station gave Chip & The Charge Ups' new holiday song, "Black and Gold Christmas," its radio debut.  To commemorate the occasion, Chip stopped in the station's studios for an interview and brought Beth Burrell from the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.  Chip & The Charge Ups have partnered with the Food Bank and will be donating 100% of the profits from the sale of "Black and Gold Christmas" t-shirts to the Food Bank.  In the abstract for the archived episode, 97.7 wrote that "Black and Gold Christmas" is a "song for Yinzer’s across the country to take hold of and show their pride."

Beaver County Times calls "Black and Gold Christmas" a "breezy holiday song...with a Joan Jett stomp"

November 03, 2019

Characteristically first in covering hot regional music news, the Beaver County Times newspaper gave a glowing review of Chip & The Charge Ups' new holiday song, "Black and Gold Christmas."  Writer Scott Tady called the tune a "breezy holiday song...with a Joan Jett stomp."

Chip is Featured Guest on "The Pittsburgh Music Scene: How Did We Get Here?" 3- Part Series

October 06, 2019

When the Steel Plaza Podcast needed an expert on the Pittsburgh Music Scene for a series they were developing, they came right to Chip.  Chip was the featured guest on their three-part series entitled "The Pittsburgh Music Scene:  How Did We Get Here?"  Chip discusses the dismal past from which the scene emerged, what the catalysts were for its improvements, and his hopes and fears for the future.

WPPJ Radio Selects Chip & The Charge Ups as First Act on its "Sessions" Series

August 20, 2019

WPPJ Radio today launched a new YouTube series called "WPPJ Radio Sessions."  The terrestrial radio station selected Chip & The Charge Ups as the first act to be featured.  Watch Chip & Jeff perform "By The Tracks" in the WPPJ studios!

Chip & The Charge Ups Make The Front Page of The Northside Chronicle

August 01, 2019

Chip & The Charge Ups were featured in a huge, full-color photograph on the front page of The Northside Chronicle.  The feature was part of the newspaper's coverage of the Deutschtown Music Festival which featured "over 300 bands."

Lights Out with David Spade Uses Photo of Chip & The Charge Ups on TV Show!

July 31, 2019

Comedy Central's "Lights Out With David Spade" show licensed a pic of Chip & The Charge Ups to use in a bit where they photoshopped David Spade's face and the faces of his guests onto the band members' bodies for comedic effect. Watch a clip from the show, linked below, and you'll get to see what it would look like if celebrities dressed up as Chip & The Charge Ups!

WDVE & Pittsburgh Penguins' Phil Bourque Rave About "The Ol' Two-Niner"

July 31, 2019

WDVE FM in Pittsburgh plays Chip & The Charge Ups' "The Ol' Two-Niner" every Wednesday morning during hockey season when it introduces legendary Pittsburgh Penguins player and current announcer, Phil Bourque.  The station even played the song during a rare off-season, July appearance by Bourque.  During the segment, legendary DJ Val Porter called the song "a good headbanging song" and Bourque said it makes him "wanna reach down, turn up the gets ya fired up!" 

MDU Radio Interviews Chip & Maleena at a Pivotal Time!

July 29, 2019

MDU Radio caught up with Chip & The Charge Ups at a pivotal time in the band's history.  Chip & Maleena discuss how the band survived their drummer's arm surgery, their love for their fans, and a flattering public compliment that the band got from female guitar virtuoso, Nita Strauss!

Pittsburgh Current Concert Series Features Chip & The Charge Ups

July 16, 2019

Chip & The Charge Ups were featured in a live-streamed performance and interview on the Pittsburgh Current Concert Series.  Host Charlie Dietsch declared Chip & The Charge Ups' performance "officially the loudest we've ever had here at the Pittsburgh Current Concert Series!"  

Nita Strauss Calls Chip & The Charge Ups' Mashup "The Most Creative" Mashup She's Ever Heard!

May 22, 2019

Chip & The Charge Ups opened for internationally acclaimed guitar virtuoso, Nita Strauss, on May 22, 2019. Nita and her band were listening to the opening set from the dressing room and were impressed with Chip & The Charge Ups' Poison/Green Day mashup, "Good Riddance, Fallen Angel." So impressed that Nita raved about it to the crowd later in the evening. Her words were captured on video by leading rock publication, The Pure Rock Shop. Plays Chip & The Charge Ups, Host Declares He Is "Actually Really Impressed"

May 22, 2019 played "Punk Rock on Acoustic Guitar" on its Rikki's Other Show Show.  After spinning the track, host Rikki Roxx declared "Wow!  I was actually really impressed by that!"  You can watch/listen to the archived show on Facebook.

Iron City Rocks Says Charge Ups' Two-Part Release Has "Fantastic Songs, Full of Very Pop Hooks"

May 17, 2019

Chip & Maleena were interviewed on Episode 412 of the Iron City Rocks podcast.  In addition to probing the duo about life as a father-daughter musical team, host John raved about the band's "Flow of The Current, Part I" and Part II releases, saying they contained "fantastic songs full of very pop hooks, extremely well-produced, great musicianship...a great product through and through, start to finish."

Power Play Magazine says Flow of the Current Part II "brings a smile to your face"

May 13, 2019

Power Play Rock & Metal Magazine, based in the United Kingdom, reviewed "Flow of the Current, Part II (-)" in its May 2019 issue.  The reviewer wrote that the album "grew on me with repeated listens" and "brings a smile to your face."  The review closed by saying that the album is "recommended for fans of this genre."

Sikes Calls Chip & The Charge Ups a "Fun, Larger-Than-Life Rock-N-Roll Band" on Show

May 13, 2019

Podcaster extraordinaire, Sikes, called Chip & The Charge Ups a "fun, larger-than-life rock-n-roll band" on Episode 212 of "Start The Beat w/ SIKES."  Check out the extensive interview with Chip & Maleena and learn their go-to food stop after their concerts and so much more!

Chip Quoted in Newspaper Article About Air Supply

May 09, 2019

The Tribune-Review, an iconic Pennsylvania newspaper, previewed an upcoming Air Supply concert with an article about experiences with the band's music.  Chip & The Charge Ups' frontman, Chip Dominick, was quoted extensively in the article.  Chip shared a story of how Air Supply became the soundtrack to a memorable moment while he and his wife were expecting their first child.

Canada's The Rock Metal Podcast Interviews Chip

April 27, 2019

The Rock Metal Podcast, based in Canada, recently broadcast two tracks from the latest Chip & The Charge Ups album:  "Punk Rock on Acoustic Guitar" and "Sunshine, Take Me Away," which it called a "killer track" with a "positive vibe."  The episode also includes an interview with Chip.

Moment of Eclection Host Calls Chip & The Charge Ups "A Band I Fell In Love With On My First Listen"

April 26, 2019

Weekly radio show, Moment of Eclection, added "Punk Rock on Acoustic Guitar" to its rotation.  On the April 26, 2019 episode, DJ RockerBob called Chip & The Charge Ups "a band I fell in love with on my first listen."

Chip to Play Guitar for America's Got Talent Finalist's Pittsburgh Appearance

April 18, 2019

America's Got Talent finalist, Kechi, is making an appearance in Pittsburgh on May 10.  The Beaver County Times was the first publication to break the news that Chip will be backing her on electric guitar.

412nes Features Chip & The Charge Ups on "Show Snippets"

April 13, 2019

Lil Bat from 412nes was in attendance at the album release party for "Flow of the Current, Part II (-)."  She filmed the show and compiled the hottest highlights for an episode of "Show Snippets!"  

Chip & The Charge Ups Co-Host The Blast Furnace Show

April 12, 2019

Chip & The Charge Ups co-hosted Season 3 Episode 8 of "The Blast Furnace."  The episode featured an extended interview with the entire band, with questions ranging from the history of the band to personal discussions revealing each member's favorite movies, hobbies and fast food restaurants.  You'll also see and hear an exclusive performance of "By The Tracks" actually filmed by train tracks!

Chip Appears on the Steel City Music Scene Show

April 07, 2019

Chip was a guest on episode 2 of the Steel City Music Scene show.  This show featured a panel discussion about the "Audience Development" section of the Pittsburgh Music Ecosystem Project.  Chip shared his thoughts on how bands can build their audience.

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Raves About the "Five Lively Tracks" on "Flow of the Current, Part II (-)"

April 04, 2019

Just prior to the album's public release, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reviewed "Flow of the Current, Part II (-)" and previewed the associated Album Release Party.  The review described each track, including the "catchy lead track 'Sunshine, Take Me Away.'"  In a quote, Chip revealed what he calls the "special sauce" of the band.

iHeartRadio's The Pipeman Interviews Chip & Maleena

April 03, 2019

In a fast-paced interview, iHeartRadio's The Pipeman quizzed Chip & Maleena for his Florida-based show.  The duo touched on topics ranging from how it feels to have a song licensed by the Pittsburgh Penguins to the dynamics of a multi-generational band to the experience of releasing albums vs. singles.

First Angel Media Says Chip & The Charge Ups Are "Zapping Their Way Into The Hearts of Their Growing Fan Base"

April 02, 2019

First Angel Media stopped by Charge Ups headquarters for a chat.  And the result is an amazing article that reveals personal details about Chip & The Charge Ups' journey and future plans.  Writer Erika June Christina Laing says that Chip & The Charge Ups' "energy together is voltaic and it’s easy to see how they are zapping their way into the hearts of their growing fan base."

EMSU Media Interviews Chip & Maleena!

April 02, 2019

Chip and Maleena recently sat down with EMSU Media for an interview that explored the band's origins, the new album, and what's coming up for the future.  You'll learn about the transition from Chip DiMonick, mashup inspiration, and one of the reasons why the band is so charged up to open for Nita Strauss!

Build The Scene Interviews Chip

April 01, 2019

Chip was the special guest on Build The Scene's latest episode of "3 Questions and a Song."  Chip shared insights on what could make the Pittsburgh music scene better, how the band's look originated, and the story behind the song "Sunshine, Take Me Away."

Chip & Maleena Appear on 97.7FM The Rock Station!

March 31, 2019

97.7FM The Rock Station in Pittsburgh hosted an appearance by Chip & Maleena.  The appearance involved an extensive interview with Grass Roots Show hosts Bob Cupp and Utah Burgess as well as an exclusive acoustic performance of two songs from the new album:  "By The Tracks" and "Punk Rock on Acoustic Guitar."  You can listen to the archived episode online.

Chip & The Charge Ups Featured in the Beaver County Times

March 31, 2019

The Beaver County Times' Sunday edition featured a preview of the forthcoming album and associated release party.  The article featured some exclusive quotes from Chip & Maleena, describing the songs that will be on "Flow of the Current, Part II (-)."

Chip Quoted in Article About KISS

March 26, 2019

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette published an entertaining article about the history of KISS as the band moves towards the conclusion of its farewell tour.  In the article, several celebrities  shared their "first KISS show" experiences.  Chip's was a little bit different than the others.

Rock Rage Radio to Interview Chip & The Charge Ups

March 21, 2019

On March 21, Rock Rage Radio will broadcast an interview of Chip & The Charge Ups conducted by Lily Sixx on her show, "Hot Lixx with Lily Sixx."  You'll hear about the family aspect of the band, a couple of video premieres on tap, and some inside scoop about what to expect at the Album Release Party for "Flow of the Current, Part II (-)."  Hot Lixx with Lily Sixx will be broadcast on from 6-8pm ET.

Chip & The Charge Ups Featured on 412nes!

March 17, 2019

Chip & The Charge Ups recently sat down with music media icon, Lil Bat, for the latest episode of 412nes.  The show features an extensive interview and musical snippets from the band's rehearsal space.  Lil Bat wrote that Chip & The Charge Ups is "a band that really loves what they are doing; CREATING FUN WHILE HAVING FUN! Their music pulls together elements from generations of rock n roll and put it all together in a unique way!! They have only been together for about a year and have an incredible amount of music, media and have already played multiple music festivals!" 

Nataliez World Interviews Maleena About Forthcoming Album

March 04, 2019

Maleena recently engaged in her first one-on-one interview with California-based music site, Nataliez World.  She shed some light on how the upcoming "Flow of the Current, Part II (-)" album will be different than Part I, what to expect from Chip & The Charge Ups in the immediate future, and more!

Chip Featured in John Page Guitars' "First Play Friday"

March 01, 2019

John Page Classic Guitars invited Chip to their facility to test out some of their new, boutique guitars straight off the production line and to offer his insights on the instruments.  They compiled playing footage and interview clips into an episode of "First Play Friday" focused on Chip.

iHeartRadio's Scene Unheard Show Interviews Chip & The Charge Ups, Calls Band "Very Electric!"

February 20, 2019

Chip & Maleena were charged up to sit down and chat with one of radio's freshest voices, Katie O, for the latest episode of iHeartRadio's Scene Unheard show.  She lauds the band as "very electric!"  Listen to hear details about the band's formation, the unique chemistry of having family members in the same band, and the electrifying things on tap for Chip & The Charge Ups!

The UK's York Calling Calls Chip & The Charge Ups "Full of Fun"

February 20, 2019

York Calling, based in the UK, reviewed Chip & The Charge Ups' latest single, "I Hope I Never Say That Out Loud."  In their effusive review, they described Chip & The Charge Ups as "catchy" and "full of fun."  The link will take you to the review, which includes a chance for you to watch the video for the single.

Maleena's Bombastic Birthday Bash Previewed in Beaver County Times

January 20, 2019

To celebrate the 17th birthday of the band's bassist, Maleena Dominick, Chip & The Charge Ups are playing a concert entitled "Maleena's Bombastic Birthday Bash" on January 26, 2019.  The Beaver County Times previewed the event in their Sunday column written by music journalist extraordinaire, Scott Tady.

Chip Quoted in Article About Musicians' New Years Goals & Resolutions

December 31, 2018

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette ran a fascinating article detailing the New Years goals and resolutions of various musicians and music industry professionals.  Chip from the Charge Ups was quoted.  Read the article to find out some of the big things that the band has planned for 2019!

"Flow of the Current, Part I (+)" Named to Top 5 EP's of 2018!

December 23, 2018

Steve O's Music Madness - a long-running and popular podcast - recently named Chip & The Charge Ups' debut release, "Flow of the Current, Part I (+)," one of the Top 5 EP's of 2018 on its December 23, 2018 episode.  You can listen to the podcast, including tracks from all five top EP's, at the link below.

Chip & The Charge Ups Included in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's Music Stories of the Year

December 11, 2018

The Pittsburgh music scene was on fire in 2018.  And Chip & The Charge Ups' role in the city's sonic resurgence was documented in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette's annual article documenting the local music stories of the year.

Chip Sings at Televised WPXI Holiday Parade in Pittsburgh!

November 30, 2018

Chip was honored to be asked to participate in the 2018 WPXI Holiday Parade in Pittsburgh. He and fellow musicians performed "Stand Together," a beautiful song written by Mike Ofca and Joe Wodarek in response to the mass shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh.

The UK's Loud Stuff Interviews Chip, Extracts Plans for 2019

November 21, 2018

UK-based Loud Stuff released a revealing interview with Chip.  Read it to learn which record he's listening to, what his favorite song to play live is, and what his ultimate tour would be like.  Plus, get an inside look on the exciting stuff that Chip & The Charge Ups has planned for 2019!

"One Black Balloon" Featured on Steve O's Music Madness

November 18, 2018

Steve O's Music Madness is a popular, long-running podcast.  Steve O featured Chip & The Charge Ups' heart-wrenching ballad, "One Black Balloon," on Episode #113.  Listen on-demand to hear the song and other great songs from a variety of genres.

The UK's Moshville Times Names Chip & The Charge Ups "Band of the Day"

November 11, 2018

The Moshville Times, based in the United Kingdom, named Chip & The Charge Ups its "Band of the Day" for November 11, 2018.  The honor came with an interview of the band that revealed how the band members met, how the band got its name, the wildest thing the band did at a live show and more!

All Four Charge Ups Interviewed by Bad Ass Productions

November 08, 2018

Bad Ass Productions recently interviewed all four members of Chip & The Charge Ups.  In this exclusive interview, you'll learn where the band's video for "Good Riddance, Fallen Angel" was filmed, how much time each member dedicates to playing music, and what they consider the band's biggest accomplishments to date.

iHeart Radio's "The Pipeman" Interviews Chip On-Air!

November 08, 2018

Chip was a featured guest of The Pipeman on his iHeart Radio show, "The Adventures of Pipeman."  In a fun, 15-minute interview, the two discuss a number of topics.  Among the most revealing excerpts was one in which Chip discusses Chip & The Charge Ups' Green Day/Poison mashup video, specifically how he was inspired when watching the two original videos back-to-back.

Chip & The Charge Ups Featured in Kill The Music's "Unsigned Spotlight"

November 05, 2018

Chip & The Charge Ups was featured in Kill The Music's "Unsigned Spotlight."  The article features an in-depth interview with Chip.  Read his answers to questions about how he prepares for shows, who he'd like Chip & The Charge Ups to tour with, and more!

Chip & The Charge Ups Featured in Antimusic's "Singled Out" Column

November 01, 2018 selected Chip & The Charge Ups for its "Singled Out" column.  The article explores the band's Green Day/Poison mashup and gets Chip's insights on how he creates his mashups.

Tracking Unsigned Artists Features Chip & The Charge Ups on its October 2018 Spotify Playlist!

October 31, 2018

Tracking Unsigned Artists selected Chip & The Charge Ups' mashup "Good Riddance, Fallen Angel" for its October 2018 playlist.  Only 17 artists were awarded with this honor.

BANGS! Music & Entertainment Praises Chip & The Charge Ups' "Great Music and Tons of Rock Fun!"

October 31, 2018

BANGS! Music & Entertainment praises Chip & The Charge Ups, writing "It's no wonder Pittsburgh is shaking!  Great music and tons of rock fun!"  They went on to interview the band about what it's like to have a dad and daughter in the same band and spent a lot of time asking Maleena for her perspective as a 16-year old rock performer.

Rock All Photography says Chip & The Charge Ups "knows music is meant to evoke a good time"

October 29, 2018

Rock All Photography wrote that "Chip & The Charge Ups delivered a mashup of fun with their Green Day/Poison single/video-  'Good Riddance, Fallen Angel.'"  In addition, they called Chip & The Charge Ups "a band who knows music is meant to evoke a good time."  Their published piece featured an interview with all four members of the band.  Read it to learn where the wigs in the mashup video came from and what the band is planning for 2019!

XS Rock Interviews Chip

October 29, 2018

XS Rock published an interview with Chip.  Read it to learn about Chip's music background, the formation of Chip & The Charge Ups, ideas for a dream tour, advice to musicians just starting out and more!

New Transcendence Interviews Chip

October 29, 2018

New Transcendence published a revealing interview with Chip.  The interview dove deep into what it's like for a dad and daughter to be in a band, the thought process behind Chip & The Charge Ups' Green Day/Poison mashup, and how much fun the band has together.

Chip & The Charge Ups Shares Its "Utlimate Playlist" WIth National Spotlight Music News

October 29, 2018

National Spotlight Music News has a feature called "Ultimate Playlist."  This feature asks bands to share what their favorite cover songs are.  Sure, given they do a Green Day/Poison mashup, "Good Riddance (Time of Your Life)" and "Fallen Angel" made Chip & The Charge Ups' list.  But you might be surprised by some of the others!

Chip & Maleena Appear on KJAG Radio!

October 28, 2018

Chip and Maleena were interviewed by Jiggy Jaguar on KJAG radio.  It was Maleena's first live interview!  The duo discuss how the band was formed and named, Maleena's musical background, and how the band crafted its Green Day/Poison mashup video.  The segment was recorded and put on YouTube for your listening pleasure! 

Australia's 100 Percent Rock Magazine Interviews Chip

October 26, 2018

In a revealing interview, Chip shares details about "hidden nuggets" on the debut Chip & The Charge Ups album, his five main musical influences, and what he and Lzzy Hale discussed doing but never did.

Chip & The Charge Ups Featured in Metal Anarchy's "New Music Showcase"

October 19, 2018

Metal Anarchy featured Chip & The Charge Ups in its latest "New Music Showcase."  The article features an exclusive Q&A with the band.  Read why Maleena thinks people should check out "Flow of the Current, Part I (+)" and what people can expect at a Chip & The Charge Ups show.

Soundwave Brigade Interviews All Four Charge Ups

October 24, 2018

All four members of Chip & The Charge Ups were interviewed by Soundwave Brigade.  Read the interview to uncover the band's biggest thrill when performing, favorite fast food eatery, and positive thoughts that each band member has about every other band member!

Chip & The Charge Ups featured on the Over Your Head podcast

October 16, 2018

Chip & The Charge Ups were honored to be the first independent band featured on the Over Your Head podcast.  The Over Your Head podcast is a fan-run podcast dedicated to Butch Walker and Butch fans.  Butch Walker is a major influence on the music of Chip & The Charge Ups, so the host spoke about the band and played "Front Row."  Check out the full podcast!

Rock Revolt Magazine calls "Good Riddance, Fallen Angel" video "best thing we’ve had cross our desks all week"

October 11, 2018

Rock Revolt Magazine recently covered the release of Chip & The Charge Ups video for their Green Day/Poison mashup, "Good Riddance, Fallen Angel."  The magazine called the video - which not only recreates and mashes up the songs but also the videos - "so spot on."  Additionally, the publication said that the video was "maybe the best thing we’ve had cross our desks all week!"

Build The Scene calls Chip & The Charge Ups a "fun, polished, party band"

October 07, 2018

On October 5, 2018, Chip & The Charge Ups played an electrifying set at Rocktoberfest 2018 in Iselin, PA.  Build The Scene was there and reviewed the night.  They called Chip & The Charge Ups a "fun, polished, party band."  Read the full review and check out the video footage they captured of "The Ol' Two Niner."

Chip & Chris Appear on 97.7FM The Rock Station!

September 23, 2018

Venerable 97.7FM "The Rock Station" in Butler, PA invited Chip & Chris in for the Grass Roots Radio Show.  The pair discussed the release of Chip & The Charge Ups' debut album and more.  You'll hear some tracks off of the new release plus you'll hear Chip & Chris deliver a rare acoustic duo performance!

Chip Appears on WPPJ FM Radio Show

September 20, 2018

In the afterglow of Chip & The Charge Ups' CD release party, Chip appeared on Pittsburgh's WPPJ FM radio station.  He was interviewed by host Diviaped and even performed two songs acoustically:  "Front Row" and "Shine Again."  The show was archived on YouTube for your listening pleasure!

Pittsburgh Current says Chip & The Charge Ups' Album is "full of hooks and youthfully heartfelt lyrics"

September 14, 2018

The Pittsburgh Current published a flattering article about the rapid emergence of Chip & The Charge Ups.  The article described the high-energy band as "full of new electricity."  The article also touched on the band's debut release, "Flow of the Current, Part I (+)," describing it as "catchy" and having a "radio-ready polish."

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Says "Chip & The Charge Ups Get The 'Current' Going"

September 13, 2018

In a fantastic article, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette covered the conception of Chip & The Charge Ups, starting in the last days of Chip DiMonick and continuing through the release of "Flow of the Current, Part I (+)."  Iconic music journalist, Scott Mervis, discusses how the band "earlier this year with 'The Ol’ Two Niner'" and draws comparisons with The Ramones and Green Day.

Chip & The Charge Ups Makes Front Page of Beaver County Times!

September 13, 2018

Chip & The Charge Ups made the front page of the Beaver County Times!  And, inside, the venerable publication included a massive article about the band, even challenging FM radio to play the band's kickoff single, "Front Row."  Legendary music journalist Scott Tady wrote, "Maybe WDVE or sister alt-rock station 105.9-The X can give airplay to 'Front Row,' a Ramones-influenced song that’s also a bit Blink 182-ish."

Empire Extreme calls "Flow of the Current, Part I (+)" a "stellar release"

September 12, 2018

Empire Extreme published an incredible review of "Flow of the Current, Part I (+)," calling it a ""stellar release...laden with harmonies, playfulness, and sing-along tracks that reverberate of days past when music was fun and the element [of] a party was built around."

Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Lists CD Release Party as "Best Pittsburgh Concerts This Week"

September 10, 2018

There is no shortage of great national acts coming through the Steel City.  Still, hometown heroes can be big draws, too.  The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette listed Chip & The Charge Ups' CD Release Party for "Flow of the Current, Part I (+)" as one of the "Best Pittsburgh Concerts This Week."

Beaver County Times Praises Chip & The Charge Ups' Performance With Dee Snider

August 27, 2018

Chip & The Charge Ups recently played a massive show with Twisted Sister frontman, Dee Snider.  The band's energy didn't go unnoticed by Scott Tady of the Beaver County Times.  Tady wrote "Chip & The Charge the show off to a great start with an entertaining set including the WDVE-FM featured 'The Ol’ Two Niner' and the Ramones-influenced 'Front Row' that kicks off the foursome’s debut album arriving Sept. 15."

Chip Quoted in Article Touting Growth of Deutschtown Music Festival

July 10, 2018

The 2018 edition of the Deutschtown Music Festival is bigger than ever!  Chip was quoted in this article, giving a perspective on how far the Pittsburgh music scene has advanced thanks to festivals like Deutschtown.

First Angel Media Previews The Early Days of Chip & The Charge Ups!

June 27, 2018

With the anticipation of Chip & The Charge Ups' debut album bubbling to a boil, First Angel Media profiles the band and its songs in a new article.  The beloved publication says Chip & The Charge Ups "get heavy...[t]hey are rockers after all!" but also points out the band's diversity by describing the song "Shine Again" as very "mellow and very melodic, but very inspirational!"

Chip & The Charge Ups' Debut At Millvale Music Festival Covered

May 14, 2018

Chip & The Charge Ups made their long-awaited debut at the Millvale Music Festival.  The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette was there to cover the festival and mentioned the debut in their coverage.  The article also features a pretty rad quote from Chip!

"The Ol' Two Niner" Among Three Sports Anthems Covered by the Tribune-Review

April 29, 2018

The Tribune-Review newspaper covered three sports anthems written by Western Pennsylvania rockers, including "The Ol' Two Niner" by Chip & The Charge Ups.  The paper notes that the "song has been embraced by fans, both of [Chip & The Charge Ups] and the Penguins."

The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette Covers Radio Performance of "The Ol' Two Niner!"

April 11, 2018

Chip & The Charge Ups kicked off the Pittsburgh Penguins' playoff run with a live performance of "The Ol' Two Niner" on the WDVE Morning Show.  The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette covered the moment, calling the song a "big, chugging rocker" and quoting Penguins' radio analyst and former left winger, Phil Bourque, who called the performance "off the charts great!"

Chip Interviewed By Nataliez' World

March 30, 2018

Chip opened up to California-based music site, Nataliez' World, about the exciting things that surrounded the formation of Chip & The Charge Ups.  You'll learn how the band whittled down its choice of names from 26 to one, almost choosing a different name in the process.  You'll also get some insight into forthcoming songs that have not yet been released.  It's a great preview of things to come!

Beaver County Times Covers Chip & The Charge Ups' Big Week

March 25, 2018

The Beaver County Times says that you'll "You’ll never meet a local musician who hustles harder than Chip DiMonick," the singer and guitarist of Chip & The Charge Ups.  The venerable Western Pennsylvania newspaper covered the FM radio debut of the song the band touts as Pittsburgh's loudest sports anthem, "The Ol' Two Niner."  The article went on to tout the band's Patreon program, which gives eager fans access to new music before public release.

Chip Interviewed by HughShows

March 12, 2018

Independent music site, HughShows, declares that Chip & The Charge Ups are "blasting onto the Pittsburgh music scene this year with an in your face power pop sound featuring catchy hooks courtesy of longtime Pittsburgh stalwart, punk rocker Chip DiMonick."


In a revealing interview, Chip shares his favorite album of all time (spoiler alert: it's a 12-way tie), the worst $3 he ever spent, and his favorite thing about his hometown of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  

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